Neutrality

j crew colorblock sweater, h&m camo dress, valentino inspired flats, phillip lim target tote, law school style j crew colorblock sweater, h&m camo dress, valentino inspired flats, phillip lim target tote, law school style neutrals3 j crew colorblock sweater, h&m camo dress, valentino inspired flats, phillip lim target tote, law school style neutrals5 j crew colorblock sweater, h&m camo dress, valentino inspired flats, phillip lim target tote, law school style

Stop the presses! It has finally happened. I wore an entire outfit, accessories and all, of NEUTRALS. I know neutrals are supposed to be all chic and classic or whatever, and sometimes I try to stick to a non-colorful palate, but I always end up adding something colorful at the last minute.

The first time I wore this dress (which you can see in the remix below), I almost went all neutral, but I snuck in a yellow bracelet. This time, I committed. And I’m not mad about how it turned out. Maybe I’ll wear all neutrals all the time from now on!

Or maybe I’ll wear hot pink tomorrow. Never can tell.

Sweater (extra 30% off w/ code SHOPNOW) // similar Dress* // Bag // similar Necklace (on sale) // similar Shoes

It’s the Real Life Remix…

neutralsremix

P.S. I don’t usually share sale links on the blog, but this one is just too good and it ends tonight (Mon. 9/30). Get an extra 60% off sale items from Ann Taylor. I scrolled through last night and the selection is HUGE, including a lot of new fall stuff. You will want everything, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

*Dress purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Quick Change

kate spade saturday stripe shirt, ann taylor pencil skirt, kate spade saturday rope necklace, business casual outfit, phillip lim target tote, indianapolis fashion kate spade saturday stripe shirt, ann taylor pencil skirt, kate spade saturday rope necklace, business casual outfit, phillip lim target tote, indianapolis fashion kate spade saturday stripe shirt, ann taylor pencil skirt, kate spade saturday rope necklace, business casual outfit, phillip lim target tote, indianapolis fashion presentation4 kate spade saturday stripe shirt, ann taylor pencil skirt, kate spade saturday rope necklace, business casual outfit, phillip lim target tote, indianapolis fashion kate spade saturday stripe shirt, ann taylor pencil skirt, kate spade saturday rope necklace, business casual outfit, phillip lim target tote, indianapolis fashion

Those of you who are SRL fans on Facebook probably saw my status update on Thursday about changing into a pencil skirt and heels in the back seat of my car. Those of you who are not fans on Facebook are now probably happy with your decision to abstain.

Either way, I took these photos just after crawling out of the back seat. I probably should explain…I had to give a presentation in my evening class and I figured it never hurts to dress the part. So I wore jeans and flats (plus a leather jacket in the morning because it was chilly) to my classes during the day, then switched it up in the afternoon.

Scroll down to see how I’ve put on this necklace, top, and skirt before in the privacy of my own home.

Top // similar Necklace // similar Skirt (30% off w/ code FALLCHIC) // Bag // similar Shoes // Sunglasses // Link Bracelet // Lips “Orange de Chine”

It’s the Real Life Remix…

presentationremix

Pin to Real Life: Pattern & Texture Edition

pinterest to real life outfit, jean jacket, ann taylor lace tee, printed pants, madewell hepcat sunglasses, phillip lim for target bag

Left image source: Merrick’s Art (used with permission)

pinterest to real life outfit, jean jacket, ann taylor lace tee, printed pants, madewell hepcat sunglasses, phillip lim for target bag pinterest to real life outfit, jean jacket, ann taylor lace tee, printed pants, madewell hepcat sunglasses, phillip lim for target bag, blu bijoux necklace pinterest to real life outfit, jean jacket, ann taylor lace tee, printed pants, madewell hepcat sunglasses, phillip lim for target bag pinterest to real life outfit, jean jacket, ann taylor lace tee, printed pants, madewell hepcat sunglasses, max chloe blu bijoux necklaceBLOGLOVIN’ | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM

I don’t remember exactly what I had planned to wear on Tuesday; all I know is it did not work out. I was crunched for time and didn’t know how/where to start over, and then I had a miraculous pre-coffee stroke of genius: Pin to Real Life is making a comeback! (If you’re just joining us, you can get the low down on Pin to Real Life here.)

I pinned this outfit from Merrick a few days ago because I loved the mix of patterns and textures, plus it was so simple and comfortable. Her printed pants are way cuter than mine, but I did what I could. And I love her addition of yellow flats, but (shockingly) I don’t have any! So I added my yellow with a necklace instead.

Many thanks to Merrick and Pinterest for saving me from going to school in my PJs!

similar to Merrick’s cute Pants // similar Jacket // similar Shirt // Necklace* // Shoes* // Sunglasses // Bag mostly sold out, rich people version here

*Necklace provided courtesy of Max & Chloe; shoes purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M

A Little Sparkle

bedazzled collar shirt, shirt under dress, phillip lim for target tote, revlon just bitten kissable crush bedazzled collar shirt, shirt under dress, phillip lim for target tote, revlon just bitten kissable crush bedazzled collar shirt, shirt under dress, phillip lim for target tote, revlon just bitten kissable crushbedazzled collar shirt, shirt under dress, phillip lim for target tote, revlon just bitten kissable crush bedazzled collar shirt, shirt under dress, phillip lim for target tote, revlon just bitten kissable crushBLOGLOVIN’ | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM

I’m trying to think of something clever to say about this outfit but I’m coming up short (which I often do…as I am short). I’m blaming my writer’s block on the large amount of queso I just consumed. For most women, cheese goes straight to the hips. For me, it goes straight to the brain apparently. But even if it did go to my hips, I would camouflage it well in this fit and flare dress. BOOM. Clever segue back to the outfit. I’m amazing.

P.S. How great is this sparkly collar?!

Shirt (on sale) // similar Dress // Bag mostly sold out, rich people version here // Lips “Crush”

So Last Season

lauren conrad floral blazer, kut from the kloth shorts, h&m flats lauren conrad floral blazer, kut from the kloth shorts, h&m flats, j crew necklace lauren conrad floral blazer, kut from the kloth shorts, h&m flats, j crew necklaceBLOGLOVIN’ | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM

I wore this outfit to school a couple weeks ago – waaaay back in the summer. So long ago. I got a ton of use out of this blazer over the past few months but I think it’s going into storage pretty soon. It’s just a little too summery looking for the fall and winter. But I really want to find a cool-weather version. Maybe with some purple and navy? That would be nice. Everyone – this is your task. Find me a fall floral blazer. I mean with all the links I give you to cute clothes every day, you owe me one, right? Make yourselves useful.

similar Blazer (under $20) // Shorts (on sale) // Shoes* // similar Necklace (extra 30% off w/ code THIRTY)

Summer fun with my blazer and shorts: It’s the Real Life Remix…

solongremix

*Shoes purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Going (F)all Out

joe's jeans, anthropologie felt hat, fall hat, phillip lim target mini satchel, indianapolis fashion, indianapolis canal walk joe's jeans, anthropologie felt hat, fall hat, phillip lim target mini satchel, indianapolis fashion, indianapolis canal walk joe's jeans, anthropologie felt hat, fall hat, phillip lim target mini satchel, indianapolis fashion, indianapolis canal walk joe's jeans, anthropologie felt hat, fall hat, phillip lim target mini satchel, indianapolis fashion, indianapolis canal walk joe's jeans, anthropologie felt hat, fall hat, phillip lim target mini satchel, indianapolis fashion, indianapolis canal walk joe's jeans, anthropologie felt hat, fall hat, phillip lim target mini satchel, indianapolis fashion, indianapolis canal walkBLOGLOVIN’ | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM

It seems like every year, the first day of fall is still hot and the first day of spring is still cold. Makes it hard to get excited about the change of seasons. So you can imagine my excitement yesterday when I opened the door to my balcony to find sunshine and a chill in the air!

I said “screw you” to grocery shopping and homework (OK, fine, I did both those things later in the day) and went downtown to enjoy the beautiful first day of fall with my other half. And because the first day of fall actually felt like fall, I went “fall out!” (get it? like all out? but fall? lame? OK.) New sweater! New felt hat! New dark lipstick! All these things have been waiting anxiously for their debut.

They got pretty much the best debut possible. The Sunday Funday rundown: a Starbucks run (for a pumpkin spice latte, of course), a long walk along the canal where we actually stopped to look at some of the memorials, and a scrumptious cajun dinner during which we tried to decide who looked better in my hat. I didn’t win, but it’s my hat and my blog and I get to wear it. So there.

Happy fall!

Hat // Sweater // Bag (sold out, but check resale sites) // Shoes* // similar Necklace (under $5) // similar Bracelet // Lips “Crush”

*Shoes purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Wardrobe Workhorse: Leopard Loafers

leopardloafers

I had a request a while back for a post on the top 5 (or 10 or whatever) things every woman should have in her closet. I never did it because I felt like those lists have been done over and over and most of them are the same (classic trench! black pumps! earth shattering ideas!).

But the other day when I wore the Cole Haan leopard loafers I bought last summer, I started thinking about how glad I was I got them because I’ve worn them so many times over the past year.

leopardloafers11 // 2 // 3

leopardloafers21 // 2 // 3

Most “must have” lists probably don’t include leopard loafers, but they’ve nonetheless been a staple for me! Basics are great and all, but I for one think it’s those unique, unexpected pieces that will make you stand out and look awesome every time you wear them.

So I’m officially starting the Sarah’s Wardrobe Workhorse series, and leopard loafers are first on the list! If you have an inkling to add some to your closet, I have some great options for you below.

Leopard Loafers

Shop here:  1. Sam Edelman // 2. Steve Madden // 3. Marais USA //

4. Minnetonka // 5. Truth or Dare by Madonna

PB&J Overnight Oats with Yoplait Fruitful

overnight oats recipe

Remember back in July when I posted a recipe and told you I’d try to do another one in 6 months? Well here I am back in the kitchen just 2 months later. But this recipe is even better than the last one because it doesn’t actually involve cooking. Not even in the microwave (which is where I do most of my “cooking”).

If you’re massively impressed by my initiative, you can thank Yoplait for coming out with its new Fruitful yogurt. Right now it’s just available in the Midwest (because we’re so wholesome here) so they asked some Midwestern bloggers to try it out. I could have just eaten the yogurt and told you if I liked it, but that seemed pretty boring so I decided to make something with it.

I found a ton of yogurt recipes on Yoplait’s site and one of them was Overnight Oats. I Googled overnight oats and found out that pretty much everyone on the internet has heard of this stuff except me.

overnight oats recipe

If you’re totally out of the loop like I was, the concept of overnight oats is that you take rolled oats (aka plain uncooked oatmeal) and mix them with liquid in your receptacle of choice and leave them in the fridge overnight to soften. You can add fruit or other toppings and flavors.

I found several recipes that used plain yogurt plus fresh fruit, but Yoplait Fruitful actually has a ton of real fruit in it and not as much sugar as most regular yogurt so I figured it would save me a step. I also added vanilla soymilk.

Then I got really creative (for me, anyway) and decided to make “PB&J” overnight oats and added peanut butter and cinnamon.

overnight oats recipe with peanut butter and cinnamon

I made a strawberry one for Kristin and a blueberry one for myself. I mixed them up in mason jars, covered them, and left them in the fridge overnight. I recommend using mason jars because they automatically make your food and drink hip. It’s a fact. Just ask Pinterest.

overnight oats recipe

This morning I served breakfast in bed: overnight oats and cinnamon sugar toast. Coffee for me and milk for Kristin because she’s a child.

overnight oats recipe, breakfast ideas,

The reviews were mixed. Kristin nearly gagged because she doesn’t like the texture of yogurt, and this stuff was pretty yogurty. But I like yogurt, so I thought it was pretty good! It was kind of a combination of eating yogurt, oatmeal, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And all of those things are delicious. Still, I think next time I’ll make a few changes and use this recipe:

  • 1/2 a container of Yoplait Fruitful  (psst…you can get a coupon here!)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (melted so it stirs in more easily)
  • a generous sprinkle of cinnamon

Has anyone else made overnight oats before? I would love more tips. It’s actually a nice breakfast idea because you can make it the day before and it’s ready whenever you want it!

overnight oats recipe

Thanks to Yoplait for sponsoring this post and motivating me to try something new. If you’re a fan of yogurt but feel like most of them are more sugar than anything else, I definitely recommend Yoplait Fruitful. Go here to find out if it’s available near you!

Happy Clothes

c wonder striped dress, phillip lim for target scarf, phillip lim mini satchel, j crew pave link bracelet c wonder striped dress, phillip lim for target scarf, phillip lim mini satchel, j crew pave link bracelet c wonder striped dress, phillip lim for target scarf, phillip lim mini satchel, j crew pave link bracelet c wonder striped dress, phillip lim for target scarf, phillip lim mini satchel, j crew pave link bracelet c wonder striped dress, phillip lim for target scarf, phillip lim mini satchel, j crew pave link bracelet c wonder striped dress, phillip lim for target scarf, phillip lim mini satchel, j crew pave link braceletBLOGLOVIN’ | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM

I like it when an outfit makes me feel happy. This outfit makes me feel happy for several reasons:

1. It includes a dress with nautical stripes.

2. Those nautical stripes are mixed with a different yet harmonious print.

3. That print is on a scarf that Kristin picked out and got for me (it’s from the Phillip Lim collection but they didn’t have it at the first Target we tried).

4. Both said dress and scarf are super comfortable.

5. I’m carrying a yellow bag, which is always good.

6. Pink lips make me feel purdy (that’s Southern for pretty).

So there you go. Money doesn’t buy happiness, but money did buy all of these clothes. You do the math.

similar Dress // Scarf // Bag // Bracelet (25% off with code SHOPFALL) // Lips “Plushest Punch”

Snake in the Grass

h&m snake print tunic, striped slingbacks, forever 21 quilted bag mint, indianapolis style blog h&m snake print tunic, striped slingbacks, forever 21 quilted bag mint, indianapolis style blog h&m snake print tunic, striped slingbacks, forever 21 quilted bag mint, indianapolis style blog h&m snake print tunic, striped slingbacks, forever 21 quilted bag mint, indianapolis style blog h&m snake print tunic, striped slingbacks, forever 21 quilted bag mint, indianapolis style blogBLOGLOVIN’ | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM

I have a pretty long to-do list right now (and it all has to do with law school – surprise!) so I’ll have to keep this post short. But speaking of law school, this is what I wore last Friday for a law review social event. I want you to take a moment to imagine what it’s like to put 30 law students in a room with free beer. It’s either way cooler or way lamer than 30 “normal” people in a room with free beer, depending on how you look at it.

similar Top* (on sale) // similar Bag (under $20) // similar Shoes // Lips “Orange de Chine”

*Top purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.